Both Germany and the US are trying to deescalate the conflict between Ukraine and Russia through diplomatic channels. Still, however, the German government hesitates to take a tougher line on Russia. The Bloomberg article explains this fact by identifying historical and economic constraints in German-Russian relations. These factors have led to different approaches from Germany and the USA towards Russia, as becomes evident in the debate surrounding Nord Stream 2.
In the Bloomberg article, Dr Ulrich Kühn, leader of the research area Arms Control and Emerging Technologies, explains the guiding principles of German-Russian politics as well as its historical evolution and current relevance.
The full Bloomberg article was published on 17 January 2022 and can be found here.